The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite piece of MMO music?

    
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Lately I can’t stop listening to one of the newest pieces of music added to Final Fantasy XIV. A Land Long Dead is at once haunting and energizing, a perfect dungeon tune and just great environmental music. But since the game lets you alter housing music anyway, it’s one of many songs you can have on repeat in living spaces if you so desire, a feature I appreciate.

This isn’t just to shower love on FFXIV; WildStar’s ambient music is still among my favorite ever (even just the login music is brilliant), and even though I’ve never liked Darnassus the music of the city is still a great part of World of Warcraft. And that’s just my peculiarities; I’m sure there are people out there with very different tastes.

So why not share those today? Let us know what your favorite piece of MMO music is, and if you can link it down below, so much the better. And if you’ve got several pieces, why not share a few?

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Arcanum Zero

So this is kind of weird; maybe someone here can help me identify this piece. I love a lot of MMO music, but the most spine-tingling experience I’ve ever had in-game was in a simple questing cave in Silverpine Forest, in WoW: Cataclysm. I remember thinking that it was the first time in-game World of Warcraft music was anything more than ambience to me, that it was truly evocative and inspiring. It felt like score, not just filler.

I’ve never been able to find the song again. Because of the way WoW does music, it could have been intended for any number of instances or zones, and my computer just happened to select it to play in that cave at that moment on that day.

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Matikz47

Rift’s Guardian Theme is still one of my favorites.

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Phubarrh

I get a giggle every time I hear it, because of this.

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Arcanum Zero

Poor Menchi. (Still clearly a cat, after all these years.)

Also, you’re right, the similarity is kind of hilarious.

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Osjay

For me, it has to be Anarchy Online. They really did something right, such great atmospheric music. Check it out:

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Vaeris

Talusian Mornings. Our PA was based on Talus and I heard this alot and from a MMO playing perspective it meant “I’m home”. Whether I was just logging in or returning from other planets updating my stores inventory, that song welcomed me back to Talus.

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Vaeris

BTW I’m a total John Williams homer. I’ll listen to anything composed by him.

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Ian Libo

My favorite is definitely “Painted Foothills” from FFXIV! This piece alone made me fall in love with the game all over again. It’s so peaceful and just screams ‘fantasy’. Paired with the map it plays in, it’s just breath taking.

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Ian Libo

nvm i change my mind, my favorite’s probably “Order Yet Undeciphered”

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camelotcrusade

I haven’t played WoW in years but I knew right away what to say. The spectacle of this piece (Crowd Created “Malach” from WoW, Warlords of Draenor) and the amount of coordination that went into it gave me chills the first time I heard/saw it. Now that’s some love from the fans!

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Goettel

Between WoW, GW2 and Wildstar there’s far too many truly excellent pieces to pick from. Battle music and other fanfares firmly excluded, it’s the ambient and symphonic pieces that stay with me.
Ah screw it, I’ll pick the collected Mulgore tracks, because /moo!

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Castagere Shaikura

All the music for Earth & Beyond. It just seemed to fit the game so well and it was a sifi game too. I love warping from system to system listening to the soundtrack.

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David Blair

I don’t have a single favorite, so I’ll throw down the Karazhan theme and Sunwell Plateau Bombing Run: